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General Chinese (Beginner Level)

eChineseLearning provides a huge number of Chinese resources for Chinese language learners. The materials in this section are designed to teach Chinese to non-native Chinese learners of various skill levels. These basic Chinese language materials are edited by eChineseLearning's professional teaching staff. And best of all, they are totally FREE! If you are interested in learning Chinese, the basic Chinese language resources in this section will be of a great use to you!

Barbecue, fried chicken, hot coffee…. these warm and delicious food can always bring the feeling of happiness in winter.
 
Do you know what people eat to keep warm in winter in China?
 

 
Malatang
 
Malatang originated from Southwest China’s Sichuan province and has since become popular throughout Asia. You can choose the flavor of soup base based on your ...


Do you know that China dropped its quarantine requirements for international arrivals starting January 8th? How long has it been since you’ve been to the beautiful country?
 
Next time when you visit the country, it’s suggested that you choose these following emerging cities rather than Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou! 
 

 
Chongqing, known as the Mountain City
 
It’s hard to see ...


Do you know that the way to greet others has changed a lot recently in China?
In the past, Chinese people would greet each other by saying something like: Hello! Have you eaten today? But now, they say “Did you test positive for COVID-19?” instead.
 

 
What made it change? The following dialogue will give you the ...


“Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…” When the familiar melody begins to rise again, people will be aware that Christmas is coming!
 
Do you know what songs people listen to on Christmas in China?
 

 
Líng ér xiǎng dīng dāng (Author Unknown)
 
Known as the Chinese version of “Jingle Bells”, Líng ér xiǎng dīng dāng is undoubtedly ...


After 25 days of fierce competition, Argentina and France are the two finalists who will be competing for the World Cup title in the final match on December 18th.
 

 
China will also “appear” in the World Cup final…off the court, as the Lusail Stadium, venue of the final match, was constructed by a Chinese company. ...


It is widely known that Chinese culture has a profound history. In the Chinese lessons on our website, you can learn the beautiful language and the nation’s splendid culture. Learn Chinese online, anytime and anywhere!

Traditionally, the Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar. With the Gregorian calendar (the calendar prevalent in the West) in use, the ...


As only 16 teams are competing for the final 8 in the World Cup more and more of the world’s attention is focused on this grand event.
 

 
How can we support our national team as big fans? Buying a jersey? A toy of the Mascot La’eeb? Or even a ticket to Qatar?
 
In fact, you can buy almost all these things at the ...


The 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar is in full swing. China did not make it to this mega sporting event, but to celebrate the World Cup together, it also sent a special “team” to Qatar-two giant pandas, named Jing Jing and Si Hai.
 

 
Giant pandas are the national treasure of China. Jing Jing and ...


Hi dear friends, long time no see! Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner! Have you prepared roast turkeys yet? Thanksgiving is a traditional festival in the Western world, but do you know there are also some festivals about expressing gratitude in China?

Gǎn ēn jié
感恩节
Thanksgiving Day

Gǎn ēn jié kuài lè!
感恩节快乐!
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Gǎn ...


Do you often visit the zoo with your children? Which animals do they like the best? Is it a naughty monkey? A long-nosed elephant, or a fierce lion? Today your kids will learn how to say these animals’ names in Chinese through a catchy and cute song. You can also sing along!

Language Points

dòngwù
动物
animals
dòngwùyuán
动物园
zoo
Wǒmen qù dòngwùyuán
我们 ...


Stars will come out in the sky every time when it gets dark. Have you ever noticed them? “Twinkle twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are…” I believe all of you, regardless of age, know how to sing this song. But do you know how to sing its Chinese version, “Xiǎo Xīngxīng” (小星星)? ...


In the last article, you learned the song and the slogan which reflects the spirit of the World Cup:“One World, One Dream”. Can you and your children sing it yet? Besides football, what other ball games do you and your kids like to play in daily life? Basketball, volleyball, tennis or baseball? Do you want ...


The Doha World Cup 2022 in Qatar is only two and a half months away! If you’re a football fan, I’m sure your excitement is starting to surge! If you’re not, you can still watch the games with your children because there will be so much fun!

Every four years, the World Cup brings together the world’s best national ...


Schools reopen after summer vacations spanning over one or two months! Dear parents, have you prepared your child to go back to school? What else you can do for them besides buying them new school bags, clothes, and stationery?

If your kids are learning Chinese now, you can teach this catchy Chinese song of “Going to ...


Welcome, parents! We have returned with the third and final session of our Peppa Pig series. Having learnt a fair few lines from this childhood classic, today we will touch upon two new sentence structures. The session comes in the form of a video from one of our experienced teachers, and we will learn how ...


Besides barbecue, you can also see a lot of appealing food or snacks in the streets of China in hot summer days. Do you know what else Chinese people like to eat in summer? Starting from this article, we’re going to introduce to you three snacks that Chinese people love to enjoy in this season. ...


There is an old saying in China that goes, “Food is the paramount necessity of the people”. In the last article, we introduced to you that in China, it is OK to “chī (吃)” something that is not food, and we believe that you won’t be surprised when you hear someone say chī shí táng ...


What kind of Chinese food do you like best? Is it Mapo Tofu (Stir-Fried Tofu in Hot Sauce), Beijing Roast Duck or Yuxiang Rousi (Shredded Pork with Spicy Garlic Sauce)? But do you know that in Chinese, you can also “chī shí táng (吃食堂) eat a canteen”?
You may wonder, why a canteen could be “eaten”?
In ...


Some say Chinese is the most difficult language to learn, while others think the opposite, as in Chinese, all gender pronouns are generally called “tā”, while in some languages like German, there are at least nine.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to gender pronouns in Chinese. Here are some sentences for you to better learn ...


Sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. However, in this day and age, many people, especially the younger generations enjoy staying up late at night. Normally we call these people “night owls”. Do you know how to say it in Chinese?
In Chinese, night is translated to “yè (夜)”, and “owl” translated ...


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